The Commodore 64 was the first computer for many families. This program looks at what you can do with the famous C-64. Demonstrations include The Wine Steward, Skate or Die, Strike Fleet, the Koala Pad, Master Composer, Tetris, and Berkeley Software's GEOS. Includes a visit to a Commodore Owners Users Group meeting and an interview with Max Toy President of Commodore. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Keywords: commodore; C-64; GEOS
Downloads: 167,991 (12 reviews)
|Gary Kildall Special|
A profile on computer pioneer Gary Kildall and the important contributions he made to the PC industry including the true story on how IBM ended up using MS-DOS rather than CP/M. Kildall developed CP/M, the first personal computer operating system. He was also a co-host on the early Computer Chronicles series. Includes comments by Gordon Eubanks, Symantec; Tom Rolander, DRI; Tim Bajarin, Creative Strategies; Lee Lorenzen, DRI; Jacqui Morby, TA Associates; Alan Cooper, CP/M applications developer...
Keywords: Episode year: 2001; Episode year: 1995; Operating systems: CP/M, the first operating system; CD-ROM; Companies: IBM; Companies: Apple
Downloads: 47,817 (11 reviews)
|Amiga and Atari|
How much computer can you get at the bottom end of the market - comparison between the Commodore Amiga and the Atari 520ST.Guests: Rick Geiger, Commodore; Tim Mott, Electronic Arts; Bryan Kerr, Atari; Jim Tittsler, Atari; Lewis Moore, Home Computing; George Morrow, Morrow Computing; Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Tim Bajarin, Creative StrategiesProducts/Demos: Atari 800, Commodore 64, Amiga IBM PC Emulator, Commodore Amiga, Atari 520, STNEO Paint...
Keywords: Episode Year: 1985; Television Programs; Computers: History; amiga; atari
Downloads: 42,951 (4 reviews)
|Apple II Forever|
Today they're called "mac heads", but way back in the 1980's, Apple users were in love with the Apple II. Despite the introduction of the Mac in 1984, the Apple II continued to have its devoted fans. This program looks at the Apple II culture during the early Mac era. Included are the Apple IIc+, the Apple II-GS, and a rare Apple I. Guests include John Sculley and Gary Kildall. Software demonstrations are of Math Blaster, Paintworks Gold, and Microsoft Bookshelf...
Keywords: apple; macintosh; sculley
Downloads: 42,031 (2 reviews)
An introduction to Apple's Hypercard. Guests include Apple Fellow and Hypercard creator Bill Atkinson, Hypercard senior engineer Dan Winkler, author of "The Complete Hypercard Handbook" Danny Goodman, and Robert Stein, Publisher of Voyager Company. Demonstrations include Hypercard 1.0, Complete Car Cost Guide, Focal Point, Laserstacks, and National Galllery of Art. Originally broadcast in 1987. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Keywords: hypercard; apple; bill atkinson
Downloads: 39,474 (2 reviews)
|The Macintosh Computer|
An in-depth look at the early Apple Macintosh computer, available software and hardware add-ons. Originally broadcast in 1985. Guests: Joanna Hoffman, Apple; Bob Foster, Telos Software; Lee Lorenzen, Digital Research; Ben Wiseman, InfoCorp; Gary Kildall, DRI; Larry Tesler, AppleProducts/Demos: Apple Macintosh, MacProject, FileVision, GEM DrawJazz. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Keywords: macintosh; apple; jobs
Downloads: 36,320 (3 reviews)
|Bill Gates Profile|
An up close and personal profile of Microsoft chairman Bill Gates. Includes comments by John Gage, Sun Microsystems; David Kirkpatrick, Fortune Magazine; Tony Perkins, Red Herring; Mitchell Kertzman, Liberate Technologies; Alex Vieux, Dasar. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Keywords: Episode Year: 1998; Television Programs; Computers: History; bill gates; microsoft
Downloads: 36,081 (4 reviews)
New computers are coming out with DVD drives built in. Do you need a DVD drive? We'll show you why this new format is great and how you can upgrade your old PC to use this new technology. Originally broadcast in October, 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Keywords: Episode year: 2000; Companies: Sony; Companies: Panasonic; DVD
Downloads: 34,014 (1 review)
Computers are creating an entirely new platform for playing games, between humans or between humans and computers.Guests: Trip Hawkins, Electronic Arts; Bill Budge, Game Designer; Chris Crawford, Atari; Steve Kitchen, ActivisionProducts/Demos: Pinball Construction Set, One on One, Space Shuttle, Excaliber, Larry Bird Basketball. Originally broadcast in September 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Keywords: Episode year: 1984; computer games
Downloads: 32,316 (7 reviews)
For fans of the Commodore Amiga, the introduction of the new Amiga 3000 was big news, even though the price tag was nearly $4,000. This program looked at the new Amiga computer and new third party appplications. Demonstrations include the Amiga 3000, the Amiga 2500, the AmigaVision authoring system, The Animation Studio, and the Video Toaster from NewTek. Also includes a visit to FAUG, the First Amiga Users Group, in Palo Alto...
Keywords: Episode Year: 1988; Television Programs; Computers: History; amiga; commodore; video toaster
Downloads: 28,758 (5 reviews)
As the computer and the television began to merge, we started seeing intelligent TV sets. This program looks at some examples. Demonstrations include the TVModem from En Technology, the Kayak set top box from HP, MicroWare Systems' DAVID (Digital Audio Video Interactive Decoder), the new cable modem from Intel, and the new MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) standard for encoding full motion video on a computer...
Keywords: set top box; cable modem; cybercast
Downloads: 28,030 (3 reviews)
AT&T's computer operating system is threatening to take over IBM's MS-DOS dominance.Guests: John Mashey, Bell Labs; Mark Sobell, Author; Bill Joy, Sun Microsystems; Doug Hartman, Hewlett Packard; Mike Denney, Basis; Gary Kildall, DRIProducts/Demos: File It, HP Integral PC, UNIX
Keywords: Episode year: 1985
Downloads: 26,265 (7 reviews)
|Low End Computers|
A consumer's guide to the most popular low-cost home computers.Guests: Jack Tramiel, Atari; Leonard Tramiel, Atari; Frank Leonardi, Commodore; Gary Kildall, Digital ResearchProducts/Demos: Commodore Laptop, Commodore 128, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST 512
Keywords: Episode year: 1985
Downloads: 26,140 (4 reviews)
Multimedia was the big deal in the early 90's as software publishers rushed to use the new storage medium for bigger and more interactive programs. This show looks at several new software titles on CD-ROM including Sherlock Holmes from ICOM Simulations, Jazz: A Multimedia History from Compton's New Media, and Battle Chess from MacPlay. Also a look at CD-ROM hardware including the TurboDuo from Turbo Technologies and the Portable CD-ROM Player from Sony and the Desktop Library CD-ROM system...
Keywords: sony; compact disk; compact disc; multimedia; optical
An early look at artificial Intelligence. Guests includes Edward Feigenbaum of Stanford University, Nils Nilsson of the AI Center at SRI International, Tom Kehler of Intellegenetics, Herb Lechner of SRI, and John McCarthy of Stanford. Featured demonstrations include Inferential Knowledge Engineering and the programming language LISP. Originally broadcast in 1984.
Keywords: artificial intelligence; expert systems; knowledge engineering
Downloads: 21,628 (2 reviews)
Meet teenage software pirates, computer lawyers and the battle over software ownership.Guests: Mark Pump, Alpha Logic; Smith McKeithen, Activision; Frankie Mouse, Hacker; Neil Smith, Software Publish Assoc; John Draper (Captain Crunch); Gary Kildall, DRIProducts/Demos: Locksmith, Cap'n Software, Easy Writer, MacWare
Keywords: Episode year: 1985
Downloads: 21,222 (2 reviews)
|The New Amigas|
Before there was a Macintosh, the Amiga was the computer for the creative community. This program looks at the Amiga 2000, the Amiga 500, Photon Video Cell Animator, Music X, Video Toaster, and Interceptor. Originally broadcast in 1988.
Keywords: amiga; commodore; video toaster
Downloads: 20,192 (6 reviews)
|IBM Personal System 2|
A first look at the new IBM PS2 computer and its design and interface innovations.Guests: Tony Harris, Digital Research; David Bunnell, PCW Communications; John Dvorak, PC Magazine; Ron Kaufmann, RX Computers; George Morrow, Nestar; Jan Lewis, Palo Alto Research Group; Gary Kildall, Digital ResearchProducts/Demos: DOS 3.3, Gem Desktop Publisher, IBM PS2 Model 50, GEM Draw Plus, FLEX-OS
Keywords: Episode year: 1987
Downloads: 20,138 (3 reviews)
Virtual reality started out as a science fiction concept in the early 1950s. Now, VR has become a kind of holy grail - lots of promises and claims, few results delivered. This program looks at the state of virtual reality. Demonstrations include the Talking Glove, AutoDesk's Cyberspace project, the Virtual Hand, GestureGlove, CyberGlove, CyberCAD, Virtus Corporation's WalkThrough. Also a visit to the Virtual Reality Showcase at the Software Development Conference in Santa Clara, California...
Keywords: VRML; cyberspace; VR; AutoCAD
Downloads: 18,069 (5 reviews)
It was the biggest ever launch of a software product with stores opening at midnight and buyers around the world waiting to get their hands on... an operating system! It was Windows 95. This show looks at the hoopla surrounding the launch of Windows 95, the product itself, and several Windows 95 add-on products including Microsoft Office, Viking RAM Chips, Uninstaller, Trispectives Professional, and The Hive...
Keywords: windows; microsoft; operating systems
Downloads: 17,538 (2 reviews)
|High Tech India - Part One - Sara O'Brien|
India is the hot place now for companies to look at for new software development. The trend actually started more than fifteen years ago. This is an early look at the growth of high-tech in India, shot on location in Bangalore, New Delhi, and Bombay. Guests: Mike Shah, Digital Equipment; Vinay Deshpande, PSIAshok Soota, Wipro; Venkat Mohan, Wipro; P. S. Deodhar, Electronic Comm; S. G. Pitroda, Advisor to the PM Arjun Malhotra, Hindustan; Rajendra Pawar, NIIT, Jerry Gaudet, DECS...
Keywords: india; bombay; new delhi; bangalore; outsourcing; software
Downloads: 17,428 (5 reviews)
A review of current popular programming languages.Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Paul Grady, Microfocus; Dave Eisenberg, Apple; Elizabeth Rather, ForthProducts/Demos: COBOLFORTHFORTH Graphics, PASCAL, Apple's Personal COBOL
Keywords: Episode year: 1984
Downloads: 16,355 (2 reviews)
A review of competing operating systems and their affect on software development.Guests: Gary Kildall, SRI; Tony Fanning, Hewlett Packard; Jean Yates, Yates Ventures; Bruce Tognizinni, Apple; Herb Lechner, SRIProducts/Demos: CP/MUNIXXenix, MS/DOS, Apple IIe & AppleTalk. Originally broadcast in March 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Keywords: Episode year: 1984
Downloads: 16,243 (2 reviews)
A look at the new role of personal computers in making music. Products demonstrated include Super Jam from Blue Ribbon Soundworks, Encore for Windows from Passport Designs, EZ Vision and Studio Vision from Opcode Systems, and the Miracle Piano. The show incudes visits to the Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics and the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) convention is Los Angeles...
Keywords: Episode Year: 1992; Television Programs; Computers: History
Downloads: 15,360 (1 review)
Floppy drives, hard drives, and bubble memory.Guests: Al Shugart, Seagate; Frank Sordello, Memorex; Gary Kildall, DRIProducts/Demos: 5 ¼ inch floppy drive, 3 ½ inch floppy drive, RCA CED videodisk, 3680 1.2 GB spindle disk
Keywords: Episode year: 1984
Downloads: 14,499 (5 reviews)
A look at the hottest computer games in the early 1990's. Included are Wordtris, Crisis in the Kremlin, Earl Weaver Baseball II, Railroad Tycoon, Playmaker Football 2.0, King's Quest V, The Games: Winter Challenge, and TSN (The Sierra Network). Also features a visit to Lucasfilm Games and their development process for titles such as Indiana Jones, The Fate of Atlantis, Monkey Island 2, and Lechuck's Revenge...
Downloads: 14,157 (1 review)
A review of where major Japanese technology companies are in the PC hardware and software markets.Shot in Japan.Guests: Michael Miller, Popular Computing; Christopher Mead, High Tech Review; Gary Kildall, Digital ResearchProducts/Demos: NEC, Fujitsu, Toshiba
Keywords: Episode year: 1985
Downloads: 13,694 (3 reviews)
|Wireless Technology - Stewart Cheifet|
Wireless technology is rapidly evolving, and is playing an increasing role in the lives of people throughout the world. In addition, ever-larger numbers of people are relying on the technology directly or indirectly.
Keywords: Episode year: 2002; Episode year: 2001; Wireless: Bluetooth
A look at the people who are driving the personal computer industry.Guests: Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Steve Wozniak, Apple; Adam Osborne, Osborne Computer; Lori Harp, Vector Graphic; Gene Amdahl, Trilogy SystemsProducts/Demos:
Keywords: Episode year: 1984
Downloads: 13,462 (7 reviews)
A look at the new Amiga models including the Amiga 2500 and new software and peripherals for the Amiga computers.Guests: Tom Stearns, Commodore; Lou Wallace, Amiga World; Dan Silva, Author; Jim Schneider, Inno; Vision; Gary Kildall, DRIProducts/Demos: Menace; Battle Chess; Amiga 2500 Deluxe Paint III, Video Effects 3D. Originally broadcast in March 1989. Copyright 1989 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Keywords: Episode Year: 1989; Television Programs; Computers: History; amiga; commodore; battle chess
Downloads: 13,184 (2 reviews)
|Mac Clones and New O/S|
In the post Steve Jobs era, Apple started licensing other companies to produce Macintosh clones. And there was a new Mac operating system 8.0, code named Copland. This program looks at the new Mac clones and the new OS. Products demonstrated include the System 100 from Radius, the Genesis MP from DayStar Digital, and the Power 100 from Power Computing. Applications demonstrated include Adobe Photoshop and Personal Oracle 7...
Keywords: apple; operating system; macintosh; power pc
Downloads: 12,943 (1 review)
A look at a variety of interesting programming languages being used for personal computers. Included are demonstrations of Microsoft's Office 2000 Developer, LEGO Mindstorms RCX Code Developer, Macromedia Flash 3.0, and Metrowerks CodeWarrior. Also a special look inside Electronic Arts to see what they use to program their newest game WWII Fighters. Originally broadcast in 1999.
Keywords: Episode year: 1999
Downloads: 12,890 (1 review)
|Mainframes to Minis to Micros|
This was the very first episode of the Computer Chronicles, originally broadcast in September 1983, covering the history and ancestry of today's PC.Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Gordon Bell, DEC; Herb Lechner, SRI; Cyril Yansouni, HPProducts/Demos: HP 150 PC, Computer Museum, TX-1 Computer
Keywords: Episode year: 1983
A review of computer art, graphics capabilities of computers and professional computer graphics systems.Guests: Herb Lechner, SRI International; Don McKinney, Silicon Graphics; Michael Arent, Freelance Artist; Kevin Prince, MCI/Quantel; Ann Chase, Freelance ArtistProducts/Demos: MCI Quantel PaintBox, Silicon Graphics 3D Animation, Apple IIe
Keywords: Episode year: 1984
Downloads: 11,832 (3 reviews)
Computers and music, MIDI machines and interfaces, and music composition software.Guests: Chris French, Music Software; Bob Moore, Hybrid Arts; David Schwartz, Compusonics; Chris Potter, Mimetics; Curtis Sasaki, Apple; Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Gary Leuenberger, Midi RevolutionProducts/Demos: Casio SK-1 Synthesizer, Atari ST, Activision's Music Studio, ADAP Sampler, DSP-1000, Apple II GS, Ensoniq Sound Chip, Soundscape, Commodore AmigaEZ Track, Kidnotes
Keywords: Episode year: 1986
Downloads: 11,496 (1 review)
Computers and the digital revolution forever changed the world of music. This program looks at several new approaches to creating and sharing music. Demonstrations include Vid Grid, Sound Toy, William Orbit Strange Cargo, So You Want to be a Rock & Roll Star, Rock & Roll On Your Own, Dylan:Highway 61 Interactive, Video Jam, and Vivace. Also featured is a visit to Todd Rundgren's sound studio in Sausalito, California and a preview of his CD-ROM entitled "No World Order"...
Keywords: music; music video; todd rungren
Downloads: 11,293 (4 reviews)
|Intel 386 - The Fast Lane|
A review of the new Intel 386 chip and the new super-fast computers and applications that take advantage of its speed.Guests: Dana Krelle, Intel; Michael Swavely, Compaq; Robert Dilworth, Zenith; Neil Colvin, Phoenix Technologies; Jan Lewis, Palo Alto Research GroupProducts/Demos: Compaq Deskpro 386, Intel 80386 Microprocessor, Zenith Z-386, VP/ix, UNIX 386
Keywords: Episode year: 1987
Downloads: 11,287 (1 review)
|Green PCs - Arabic|
Arabic subtitled version of this program. In 1992 the EPA launched the Energy Star Computer Program to encourage the production of environmentally friendly computers. This program looked at several approaches including PC Ener-G-saver, Green Explorer, the Macintosh LC 575, the LaserJet 4L, and the Compaq Presario 425. Also featured are visits to a computer recycling center in California, a computer recycling center in New Jersey, and Greendisk, a company in Seattle that recycles floppy disks...
Keywords: environment; ecology; green; arabic; recycle
|Greatest PC Games - Arabic|
Arabic subtitled version of this program. A look at the hot new computer games of 1995. Games covered include Voyeur, Astronomica, Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, Master of Magic, Nascar Racing, Front Page Sports: Football Pro '95, Daedalus Encounter from Mechadeus, and Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine. Includes visits to Electronic Arts and Rocket Science Games and an interview with "The Fat Man", George Sanger...
Keywords: games; video games; arabic; subtitled; 1995; computer
|Windows 95 - Arabic|
Arabic subtitled version of this program. It was the biggest ever launch of a software product with stores opening at midnight and buyers around the world waiting to get their hands on... an operating system! It was Windows 95. This show looks at the hoopla surrounding the launch of Windows 95, the product itself, and several Windows 95 add-on products including Microsoft Office, Viking RAM Chips, Uninstaller, Trispectives Professional, and The Hive...
Keywords: arabic; windows; larry magid; microsoft
|High Tech India - Part Two - Sara O'Brien|
India is the hot place now for companies to look at for new software development. The trend actually started more than fifteen years ago. This is an early look at the growth of high-tech in India, shot on location in Bangalore, New Delhi, and Bombay. Also includes on location coverage of the high-tech sector in Taiwan.Guests: S. G. Pitroda, Advisor to the PMRajenda Pawar, NIITVenkat Mohan, Wipro; Adam Osborne, Paperback Publ; S...
Keywords: india; bangalore; new delhi; software; outsourcing; international
|Screen Savers & Wallpaper - Arabic|
Arabic subtitled version of this program. New color monitors created a market for whimsical add-ons like screen savers and wallpaper. Covered in this program are Crystal Walls, Marvel Comics Screen Posters, the Snoopy Screen Saver Fun Pac, the Jurassic Park Screen Saver, Microsoft Scenes, Matinee (the first video screen saver), PFS Power Album for Windows from Spinnaker Software, Pixel Play, and Second Nature Software...
Keywords: wallpaper; desktop; screen saver; arabic
|Learning On A Computer - Arabic|
Arabic subtitled version of this program. Personal computers have become a major component of modern educational systems. This program looks at some of the strides being made in computer based learning. Product demonstrations include Measurement in Motion, Grammar Games, Tangible Math, Inside the SAT, and The Musical World of Professor Piccolo. Companies profiled are Apple, Davidson & Associates, Logal, Princeton Review, and Opcode Interactive...
Keywords: school; learning; education; phoenix; SAT; math; music; gramma
|Foreign Language Software - Arabic - Doris Fox|
Arabic subtitled version of this program. Markets are going global but schools are cutting back on foreign language instruction. The answer - foreign language software. This program reviews several new programs that teach or translate a foreign language. Incuded are Learn to Speak Spanish 4.0 from Hyperglot, German Assistant for Windows from Microtac, Power Japanese from Bayware, Video Linguist: Learn from French TV, Language Explorer from Nordic Software, and the Chinese Language Kit from Apple...
Keywords: arabic; foreign; language; linguist; japanese; german; spanish; hyperglot
|Color Printers - Arabic|
Arabic subtitled version of this program. The availability of reasonably priced color printers changed the way people and businesses used computers. This program covers new color printers from Hewlett Packard, Tektronix, QMS, Canon, ColossalJet, and ProofPositive. Originally broadcast in 1994.
Keywords: color; printer; printing; arabic; hewlett packard
Robots are used to deactivate bombs, to do work in outer space, to work on assembly lines, and just for fun. We'll learn how to build a robot at home and discuss the future of robotics.
Keywords: Episode year: 2000; Episode year: 1999; Robotics; Companies: Sony
|CD-ROM - Arabic - Helayne Waldman|
Arabic subtitled version of this program. The advent of optical storage and CD-ROMs changed the rules for software applications and opened up a whole new generation of programs. Reviewed on this program are Encarta, the Association of Shareware Professionals CD-ROM collection, American Visions: 20th Century Art from the Neuberger Collection, Art Spiegelman's The Complete Maus from Voyager, Substance Digizine, and the new Broderbund game MYST...
Keywords: arabic; cd; cd rom; cd-rom; optical
|Desktop Video 1990|
Today we take for granted the fact that we can watch video on our computers, but in the early 1990s, that was a big innovation. This program looks at early examples of desktop video on the Amiga, the Mac, and the IBM PC. Demonstrations include the Amiga 2500, the Amiga video authoring system, the Pionner LaserDisk player, MacroMind's Director 2.0 for the Mac IIx, the Avid/1 Media Composer, the DVA-4000 video controller from VideoLogic, and the use of desktop video at the NASA Ames research cente...
Keywords: amiga; macromedia; director; avid; videologic; macromind
Downloads: 9,752 (1 review)
|Greatest Computer Games|
A review of the best new games of the year. Games covered include In the First Degree, Buried in Time, Mech Warrior 2, ImagiNation Network, and Phantasmagoria. Plus a visit to Microsoft's Judgment Day, a conference for third-party game developers in Redmond, Washington. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Keywords: games; mech warrior; phantasmagoria
Downloads: 9,605 (1 review)
|Windows NT - Arabic|
Arabic subtitled version of this program. Microsoft's Windows OS grew up a little bit with the release of Windows NT in 1993. This program looks at the new operating system. Included are demonstrations of NT's application integration and SQL server. Also featured are a new NT based graphics program from Altsys called Virtuoso and a new NT CAD program from Bentley Systems called MicroStation. This program also includes a visit to the NT test and development lab in Redmond, Washington and a compar...
Keywords: arabic; windows NT; operating system; unix; microsoft; windows